Saturday, 26 December 2015


Happy Saturday! 
Happy Holidays!
I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday, and still are!
Ours was...interesting. Lol

Our area ended with a freak windy storm on Thursday.
Which led to power being knocked out for some time.
Thankfully, where we live, because
Of where we live, we have a generator. 
And fireplaces. Also, the weather was very mild.
There wasn't any snow on the ground-- it was in the plus temperatures.
Very un-seasonal! Anyways, no power.
Let me say, one does not realize how much they rely on 
The electricity until they are without it!
I had started the turkey very early, thankfully, 
And it was almost finished by the power decided to take a break.
Finished cooking it on our wood stove.

But, it was all good.

Santa stopped by during the night, and
April almost caught him. She did see him, and tried to
Catch, but Santa was too quick for her!
He did leave lots of goodies for everyone.
Enough of that, right? Onwards!

So, with the holidays, things are a little behind here in blog land, 
As you may have noticed. Lol
I have my challenge ready. Had it ready for some
Time, know.
As for the challenge, my internet is not reliable right now, and is
Giving me the hardest time. Grr! 

But I will show you my card, and I will edit my post later on, 
When Laurie has the official blog up.
As you can, I made a shaker card! They are such fun!
All the. Papers are from DCWV, and the
Stars are actually foam stickers from 3L Adhesives, 
With lots of glitter on! 
The sequins are from Studio Calico, 
And the letters ("CHEER") are from Echo Park.
My girl is coloured with my Prismacolor coloured pencils.

So that is it! 

See you soon,  my peeps!
Be safe. Get crafty.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Ode to my Favorite Challenge

Happy Saturday!
Crunch time--
the big day is almost here!

My college son is home--
he finished up his last exams this past week.
And he did well!!!
So proud of him!
I know his last exam, 
Parisian French, was quite 
a challenge.
I tried to help him, 
as I am bilingual,
but Quebec French
and Parisian French are very different
in writing, grammar terms.
But he did it!

And my little girl is off 
Kindergarten for her winter break.
She is pretty excited.
I am blessed--
my 3 children and hubby are with me, 
and my pooch!
Love them all!

Enough babbling!

New challenge over on the 

HIMCR #230 - Favorite HIMCR 2015 Challenge!

How awesome is that???

My favorite challenge would be either 
Freestyle or Favorite Die Cutting machine.

For this card, I used my 
Cuttlebug, with one of my
many embossing folders.

(I love embossing folders--!!)

The blue sparkly paper
is from DCWV, cut from
my Cricut machine, from the
Winter Wonderland cartridge.
The snowman stamp is from HOTP, 
colored with my Prismacolor
colored pencils.
Although you cannot see it, 
the strip is metallic.
sigh--camera is giving me issues...

So, there you have it folks!!
Link up your creations!
Cannot wait to see what you all 
have done!
Until next time!
Be safe. Get crafty!
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Saturday, 12 December 2015

Born to shop

Happy Saturday!
What a week! a whirlwind week
First, it was my birthday this past Wednesday!
A wonderful day with my family, 
minus my college boy.
Then, my daughter
woke up with a complete body
rash---all over!
Fun! NOT!
My first thought was chicken pox, 
with the way the bumps were.
But nope, the nurse confirmed it.
A food allergy.
and just like her mama, to Kiwis.
More fun. sigh!
She is fine now.

Breathe in, breathe out!

So, today will see hubby and I
finishing up our Christmas shopping
for the church Christmas baskets, 
and for our kiddos.

And there is another challenge 
over on the

This week, HIMCR #229 - Super Scraps Saturday
The sponsor is The Paper Shelter!

The giveaway is a $15 Gift Certificate!

I adore these images!

The design team were given a choice 
of images to use.

I chose Christmas Shopping.

When I first saw the image, 
an idea for a layout came to mind.
Love it when that happens!!
I decided to use this image for 
a Project Life spread.
my photos are developed--grr! lol
So, I will not post the spread sans photo.
But here is my 3x4 card for my spread.

So that is it for me for now!
Be sure to link up!
Cannot wait to see what you make!
Be safe, folks! Get crafty!

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Saturday, 5 December 2015

Christmas Colors

hey, hey, hey!
Thanks for stopping by!
Can you believe that we are in December?

2015 is just flying by--
what a year!
I personally will be happy
to see it go...

A new challenge is starting over 
on the 

HIMCR #228 - Christmas Colors!
Convenient, is it not??

And this week's sponsor is:
The giveaway is 3 Digital stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!
I adore their images!!

So, the Design Team were
given some images to play with.

Here is what I created. 
(of course, another tag--need many of these!)

I colored this cute little guy with
my Prismacolor colored pencils.
Papers are from Teresa Collins.
Sentiment sticker is from BoBunny.
Snowflake bling stickers are from
the Dollarama! (go figure, right??)

That is it for me for now.
Cannot wait to see what you have come up!
Be sure to check out our newest 
design team member--
Katie Williams!!

Until next time, friends!

Be safe. Get crafty!

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Saturday, 28 November 2015


Happy Saturday!

For my U.S. friends,
Happy Belated Thanksgiving!!

I hope you all had a great and safe holiday!

Saturday means a new challenge
starting over on the 

This week, the challenge is

And this week's sponsor is
2Cute Ink!!
(LOVE, LOVE their images!)

The giveaway is 2 digital images from 2 Cute Ink!

The Design Team were given
some uber! adorable! images to
play with!

Here is what I made:

I used one of my many embossing folders for the
base of my tag.
The plaid paper is from Simple Stories, 
as is the 'joy' sticker sentiment.
I added a little Stickles to the
Joy sticker.
I now have one more
tag for the gifts for my
Church Christmas basket !

So, that is it for me 
for now!
But before I leave, 
did you hear??
Our fabulous sponsor, 
2 Cute Ink, 
has a new adventure happening!
She has a monthly digi club kit--
for 5$$$ a month!! 
How awesome is that??
You get 5 digital stamps, 
including an exclusive for club members!
Plus, there are other perks!
And if that deal wasn't good enough is you join 
during this weekend from
 Black Friday to Cyber Monday 
you will 50% off your 
first month's subscription
 and you will get 9 digital images!!!
(Can I hear a YAY??)
You can check it out here!

Let them know that HIMCR sent you in 
the PayPal comment section--
there is no incentive, just
letting her know that we are sending 
our readers over!
That is an amazing deal!!

Cannot wait to see what you
all create!

Be safe. Get crafty!

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Saturday, 21 November 2015


Happy Saturday, folks!!
How are you all doing??
We already passed the halfway mark in November!
Can you believe it it??
Nutso, I tell you! NUTSO!

A new challenge is underway over on the 
Hiding In My Craft Room blog.
This week, HIMCR #226 - Thankful!

And this week's sponsor, 
Scrapper's Delights!

The giveaway is 3 digital images from Scrapper's Delights!
Love their images!

The HIMCR design team were given some
images to 'play' with.
I used the Honey digi stamp.
This turned out much larger than I anticipated, 
and I was having issues with the pc.
so, I took what I could get and ran!
A tall card, almost 10 inches.
Papers are from a variety of 
DCWV, Craft Smith, 3 Birds
The lovely gal is
colored with my trusty
Let me tell you about the
inspiration behind my gal:
I recently an older teen in a grocery store, 
with very unusual colored hair--
multicolored--but it looked
This teen rocked that look--
I highly doubt that I could 
look that good at 40+! lol
But it inspired me to
try to copy it onto my 
Honey gal.
I didn't 100% succeed, IMO,
but I do like her! lol

So, that is it for me for now!
Have a great day!

Be safe. Get crafty!

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Saturday, 14 November 2015


Happy Saturday!
Time is just zooming by, isn't it?

A new challenge is starting over on
the Hiding In My Craft Room today.

This week, it is
HIMCR #225 - Super Scraps Saturday 

And our sponsor is

 pickled potpourri

The giveaway is $7 Gift Certificate
The design team were offered some
images to use for this week's challenge.

The images are so cute!!
Here is what I came up with.
I made some tags, and 
a cute wall hanging.
Decor for the holidays!

These were so fun!
And, the best part, 
all were made with scraps!!
So, that is it for me 
for now!

Have an awesome day!

Be safe. Get crafty!

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Saturday, 7 November 2015

Color Challenge

Hey, hey, hey!!!
It's Saturday!

Which means that there is a new
challenge over on the

This week's challenge is a color challenge.

HIMCR #224 Chocolate Pie Garden
These are Stampin Up colors but you may use 
any brand that matches!

And the sponsor this week:

The giveaway is $12 Gift Certificate!!

Here is what I came up:

I used papers from a little packet I recently
received: Mary & Co., Mary Engelbreit!
I was so excited when I saw these little papers!
it was a happy memory from my 
childhood---just loved them!

So that is that!!
You have until next Friday to get your
projects in!
Can't wait to see what you all create!!
Until then, my friends!
Be safe. Get crafty!

P.S. have you heard??! There is a Design Team call for
Hiding In My Craft Room!! Find
out all the info HERE!
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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Freestyle, with watercolors!

LHappy Saturday!
I have one excited little girl
on my hands today!!
the lass has changed her costume
idea about 6 times already--yeesh!
She started off as a princess, 
then cat princess, 
then zombie, zombie princess, 
just to give you an idea...

But it is all good--
all in the fun of the spookiest night of the year!

So, Saturday sees a new challenge start over on the 
Hiding In My  Craft Room blog!
This week, 
HIMCR #223 - Freestyle

And this week's sponsor:
The giveaway is $20 credit to Spiced Sunshine Etsy store!

The Design Team were given
some images to play with....

I have been on a watercolor kick lately, 
so I used my watercolor paints for these..
Hope you enjoy!

So, I made a card and got a head start
On gift tags! I always seem
To run out of these!

I hope to see your creations!
Be safe! Get crafty!
And have a safe and happy

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Saturday, 24 October 2015

Any Holiday!

Happy Saturday!!
Days are just flying by--
next Saturday is Halloween!
Can you believe it??!!

Today sees a new challenge starting over on the

HIMCR #222 - Any Holiday
Oh yeah! FUN!

Of course, the following holiday
coming up is 

The sponsor for this week's challenge
is the ever lovely 
My Besties!

The giveaway is the 5 images used by
the HIMCR design Team!
Let me say, you
will WANT to get in on this one!
It was incredibly hard to decide 
which image to use!

I made 2 projects for this week's challenge.
The first being a card.

I went with a different route this time around, 
as you can see!
I sprayed my paper with ink sprays (Mr. Huey's)
let it dry, and then printed
my image onto it.
I then outlined my images with Distress markers, 
which by the way, I am having the most difficult
time with these days.
Any one else having issues??
The papers used are from
October Afternoon Witch Hazel collection.

My second project is a tag.
I made the tag for the little bag 
my daughter is bringing to school full
of treats to give to her little friends.
The glitter is Stickles--added some
bling to it! lol

I used the scraps from my first project!
love it when I don't waste anything!

So, that is it for me for today!
Hope to see some fabulous creations!
Have an awesome day!
Be safe. Get crafty!

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Saturday, 17 October 2015

My Favorite Cutting Tool

Hiya, Hiya, HIYA!
Happy Saturday!!

A new challenge is happening over on the 
This week, HIMCR #221
Favorite Cutting Tool!!
There are 2 sponsors this week!
How awesome is that??!
Laurie, from 
Hiding In My Craft Room
One winner will get a 
Space Party Cricut Cartridge
Di's Digi Stamps

This winner will receive a 
$12 Gift Certificate to Di's Digi Stamps!!


Favorite cutting tool.
hmmm....I had to think about this one.
I have the Cricut Expression, which I adore,; 
the Making Memories Slice machine 
(which alright--considering it is hard to find
pieces and such for it!)
and finally, 
my Cuttlebug!
I. LOVE. my bug!
It embosses; it cuts; 
it is Portable! lol

Don't get me wrong, I love /like my other machines, 
but thy can be cumbersome. 
I know, I know, nitpicky.

But I am being honest--love the bug!

Here is what I created
with newly acquired 
embossing folders and dies.

These are the set of embossing
folders and die:

I used papers from Echo Park, an older collection, 
Love Story. 
I used a Sizzix hearts embossing folder also. 
That love die? from the embossing set!

Papers are from Imaginisce Birthday,
as is the sentiment. 
Loving this embossing set--it is too cute!

So, we would love to
see what you create with
your favorite cutting tool!!!
That is it for me for now!

My sons are having their
High School
 Graduation ceremony 
this afternoon.
Even though they are in college.
I don't understand it, 
but, hey, go figure!
So, got to get ready, 
and make sure I have tissues
on hand!
Until next time, friends!
Be safe. Get crafty!
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Saturday, 10 October 2015

Thanks a Latte

Happy Saturday to you, folks!
Thanks for joining me over on my little
Piece of blog land!

Today sees a new challenge over
On the 
HIMCR#220 - Super Scraps Saturday!

Our sponsor this week is
The ever fun
Sami Stamps!
Giveaway is $12 gift certificate to Sami Stamps!

I personally love these challenges!
WelÅ‚, to be honest, I love all the challenges, 
But this one gets us using our scraps!
And if you are like me, which I am sure you are, 
We all have a box or two (or three!) of scraps!
I personally don't know how to throw out those pieces of paper--
Especially those awesome pieces..last can you throw
It away, right? Lol

Anyways, with some of my delicious scraps, 
And an image from Sami Stamps, 
Here is what I created:
With the weather right now (damp and wet), I sure do like
A nice cup of coffee, or tea, or cocoa!
Definitely not fussy!
The papers are from Hampton G, 
The Washi is from Freckled Fawn, 
That donut wood piece is from Prima, 
The stamped sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, 
And my image is coloured with my Prismacolors.
I also added a bit of bling (pink!) to the snowflakes!
Just to give it a little something something! 

Well, that is it for me for now!
My daughter is going to a birthday party
This afternoon, and 
My son is being Spider-Man for that same party! 
Should be great! 

Have an awesome day, folks!
Until next time!

Be safe. Get crafty.
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Saturday, 3 October 2015


Happy Saturday!
I cannot believe how fast the week went by!
It is crazy!
We are officially in October, and
where I am in Quebec, 
the temperatures have dropped==
we have already had some frost!!!
But I guess it was inevitable!

So today sees a new challenge
over on the

HIMCR #219 - Monochromatic!
You choose the color!! 

Our sponsor for this week is:
Graciellie Design
The giveaway is?? unsure yet! lol

Here is what I came up with.
I made a few examples, because it was just fun!

 I used papers from Hampton Art for the base;
the white paper being from Prima, splotched
with blue watercolor paint from Studio Calico.
The moths are painted with watercolors,
 a mixture of Distress Inks and Studio Calico.
 Papers are from MME Lost and Found,
ribbon is from stash. 
Rose is colored with Distress Inks.
A little Stickles around the edge to finish it off.
 Papers are again from MME Lost and Found.
Moths are painted with watercolor paint from Studio Calico.
Gems are also from MME.
Goldenrod Stickles are added onto the wings.
For my final project, the papers are from 
Carta Bella Beautiful Moments.
The glitter paper is from DCWV.
The rose is colored with watercolor paint.
LOVE charm is from stash.

That is is for me!
I wish you all a Happy World Cardmaking Day!
I hope you all partake in some challenges on various blogs!
I know I am! ;)

Have an awesome day!
Until next time, my friends!
Be safe. Get crafty!

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